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♪ ♪ welcome back, everyone. as we men as we mentioned earlier, gabby gifford came face to face yesterday with the gunman who nearly took her life. >> but because of that attack, her husband, astronaut mark kelly, had to read her statement to the court. abc's diane sawyer talked with him afterward. >> and joining us now, astronaut mark kelly. was it upsetting to her? >> it was difficult. you know, she said she was, you know, sad during a lot of the, you know, the testimony, the victim impact statements. it's also, you know, tough to face somebody, you know, that did such a horrific crime, you know, in her case to her. but she's a tough woman, incredibly proud of her. you know, she stood up tall there as i read -- read her statement, and i'm very proud of her.
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>> you stared right in his eyes. what did you see as you stared in his eyes and what was that for you? >> you know, i saw a person who certainly has major mental illess but also somebody that knew where he was and why he was there and was almost a little bit defiant, i would have to say, in the way he was looking at us and looking at gabby. you know, he was -- i got a sense that he was trying to intimidate us a little bit. but he, he certainly wasn't able to do, that especially with my wife. >> and you said you were finished thinking about him now tonight. is that true? >> you know, the goal is to move on and make the best of every day and not, you know, focus on the past. and this is now in our past, which is -- you know, it's a nice thing. it does feel some sense of resolution. i can guarantee you we will not be spending a lot of time thinking about jared loughner. >> and so it is a new day. a lot of things take courage.
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and both of you have shown so much courage through it all. thank you so much. astronaut mark kelly joining us tonight. >> you're welcome, diane. >> i thought the quote was inspiring. you tried to create a world dark as your own, you failed, you may have put a bullet in her head but you didn't put a dent in her spirit. >> and he also got political as he took eight at politicians and governors not doing more on gun control. he wrote, we have passed up the opportunity to address this issue. after columbine, virginia tech, tucson, aurora, we have done nothing, calling jan brewer's work feckless. reporting out weeks after the shooting arizona took time out to name an official state handgun weeks after the shooting. so it was a multilayered speech he gave in the courtroom yesterday. coming up next, music's power to heal.
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>> the wounded warriors project that is turning silence to sound. you'll want to meet this band of brothers. stay with us. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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well, here in new york last night, a cause to sing about. it was the 6th annual stand up for heroes benefit put on by our own bob woodruff to raise money for america's wounded warriors. >> but this year there was a very special band of brothers on the stage as well. bob has their story. >> reporter: it was the boss bringing the house down. this year joining him, a different band of brothers. >> i was in kandahar in
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afghanistan, and i lost my leg above the knee, both of my legs above the knee immediately. >> reporter: wounded veterans now students of a program at walter reed called music corps. they're taught instruments, taught to use their new bodies. the idea came to pianist arthur bloom. while visiting the hospital, he noticed injured veterans sitting alone in silence for hours. >> you know, life is just blown up in every sense of the word. what we're trying to do is to really reinject a sense of excellence. >> reporter: excellence and healing. >> there actually are increasing number of studies, that music can help an injured brain heal. >> an in-- uninjured part can help an injured part.
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>> i have an injured brain. can i play music with you? >> reporter: music corps pairs up veterans with some of the world's biggest stars. roger waters, front man of pink floyd. and after seeing the crowd at last year's stand up for heroes event, roger had an idea. >> i thought what if they would let me try and put a band together that had a bunch of the guys in it? these guys. >> reporter: they became the wounded warriors band. this is a dream i imagine you can't have thought. >> no, never, ever imagined it. >> reporter: together on the stage might not always see their scars, but you will see their souls. bob woodruff, abc news, new york. >> and here's some of the stats here. one in every 50 servicemembers who served in wars sustained an jury. one in 25, 20%, post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and depression. >> if you didn't serve, serve those who did with a quote that came out of last night. a quote that came out of last night. you disgust me.
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this morning on "world news now" -- life in prison.
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that's the sentence for jared lee loughner. >> the gunman in the tucson, arizona, mass shootings with was put away for good after hearing some pretty emotional words from relatives of his victims. it's friday, november 9th.away e pretty emotional words from relatives of his victims. it's friday, november 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." well, among those relatives, of course, mark kelly, husband of former representative gabby giffords. good morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. and it is friday. >> friday morning. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. an emotional scene in the courtroom yesterday. we'll hear from kelly and victims' relatives as well. also this half hour, the power problems in the storm zone nearly two weeks after sandy and they don't seem to be getting much better. needless to say residents and business owners are just, just a little bit irritated to put it
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quite mildly. >> it's not inconvenient anymore. it's more than that. >> it is much more than that. then if a fire truck could talk, the tales it could tell, listen to this, particularly one that has gone back and forth from louisiana, katrina, and new york for 9/11 and back. now back again the brotherhood of firefighters that is straight ahead. >> those are two cities that share tragedy, have tragedy in common. katrina down there. 9/11 up here. now another one with sandy. so that bond -- that fire truck certainly represents that. also, we'll lighten the mood a little bit in "the skinny," she says, maybe not too much. she is going to be fine. talking about brooke burke from abc's "dancing with the stars," when the word "cancer" is involved, we'll have to send her our very best thoughts and warm wishes. details of her condition. she is going to be okay the important thing. stay tuned for details coming up on that in "the skinny". >> what her doctors are telling her. our prayers and thoughts go out to her and her family. first, victims and relatives of those who died were in the courtroom as a judge reaffirmed that jared loughner would never again be a free man.
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>> as part of a plea deal, loughner was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years. abc's matt kozar reports. >> reporter: former astronaut mark kelly spoke directly at the man who shot his wife, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who did not speak during the proceeding. you may have put a bullet in her head, but not a dent in her spirit, kelly said. you tried to create for all of us a world as dark and evil as your own, but know this, and remember it always, you failed. it was the first time gabrielle giffords came face to face with 24-year-old jared lee loughner accused of killing six and wounding 13 others last year. loughner's mother sat sobbing in the courtroom. i won't think of you again, shooting victim susan heilman said to loughner who was injured while trying to help her 9-year-old neighbor. loughner will spend the rest of his life in jail without the possibility of parole. he pleaded guilty to 19 federal
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charges as part of a plea deal to avoid the federal death penalty. the only time he spoke in the courtroom was when the judge asked if loughner agreed not to comment? "yes, sir," loughner responded. during a news conference after the sentencing, tucson shooting victims expressed their pain and talked about the importance of treating the mentally ill. >> people should have been alerted that he needed mental health treatment. had this happened, the violent acts might never have taken place. >> this is sad. this is tragic. this young man was treatable. >> it's unclear if state prosecutors will try loughner and seek the death penalty. loughner is currently being treated for paranoid schizophrenia. matt kozar, abc news, new york. >> and after -- after this courtroom, mark kelly spoke exclusively with diane sawyer
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and said this. know this. gabby and i are done thinking about you, during his remarks in the courtroom. he also said, i thought this quote really resounded, you tried to create a world as dark and evil as your own. remember this you failed you. may have put a bullet through her head but you did not put a dent in her spirit. >> the thing that caught me during diane's interview was when he said gabby was looking in his eyes the whole time, looking right at him. and mark said it was almost like jared was looking back like he was trying to intimidate them a little bit. kind of staring back at them. just imagine. obviously a sick man. some mental illness going on there, clearly. you can imagine that kind of moment what it must have been like in the courtroom not just emotionally intense, but how you suppress the anger enough to say, look, we are moving on, looking ahead a little bit. mark kelly speaking of that has not ruled out perhaps running for public office himself. we will see what kind of future has in store for the family. >> in turn made it a political statement too, coming down on arizona's gun laws, lack there of, and especially, governor jan
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brewer there, really kind of seeking some sort of resolution, we have got to get something done considering the tragedies that are traced to handguns. >> i didn't know until this came out in media reports, in another half-hour of the show, weeks after the shooting, after the near assassination, arizona as a state passed a state handgun, like people have a state bird or state whatever, they passed a state handgun, passed weeks after the tragedy. that's appalling at some level. he took aim at that. the governor said i don't have a response. i will not play politics during this solemn occasion. that's where things stand. now to the effects of superstorm sandy still being felt nearly two weeks later. residents of seaside heights are being allowed to return to their new jersey homes for the first time since that town was devastated by sandy. they will be allowed to bring two suitcases to gather whatever might be left. it is hoped that contractors and insurance adjusters will be allowed in next week. two suitcases. >> more than 300,000 people
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now applying for aid from fema, just to give you a sense of the numerical scope of what's happened here. well, thousands of residents on new york's long island are facing yet another cold night without electricity. >> some are apparently told it will be thanksgiving before their power is back. abc's ginger zee reports from one hard-hit city. >> reporter: when it comes to power, it's a case of haves and have-nots. >> we're the only ones. they have power. they have power. the only block in the area. >> it's like we're the forgotten block. >> reporter: the neighbors live on one street in long island. they all came out to talk to us because they say they need help. >> the wires spark, every day they spark from somewhere else. you don't know it is live. >> reporter: those dangerous wires were blowing again. >> i am watching the wire that's hanging from my house filled up with ice, and is it going to fall? >> reporter: the storm caused more than just power problems. disrupting travel across the nation. and it dumped record snow for
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the state from connecticut to new jersey. it also added to the number of people who have not had power since sandy. 400,000 more customers in the dark. like nick michael and his family. they just got power back ten days after sandy, only to lose it again. >> well, it was great to have it and then we lose it again. it was extremely frustrating. >> so unfair. four, five, hours, and then it's out. >> reporter: they just want to know when the power is back for good. >> nobody lets you know exactly what's happening. >> reporter: new york's governor has said their power company has failed them. we called long island power authority four times and haven't heard back. and there's another politician who's calling for the military to take over that effort. ginger zee, abc news, garden city, new york. moving to politics this morning. today president obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. he'll make a statement from the white house about his plan to spur the economy and reduce the nation's deficit. meanwhile house speaker john
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boehner has already signaling his willingness to hammer out a budget deal in an exclusive interview with abc's diane sayer, boehner made it clear that he's not open to raising taxes, but he did express confidence he and the president could find some common ground. sources tell abc news that talks are under way for a possible plea deal for congressman jesse jackson jr. the illinois democrat is currently being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. the fbi is investigating jackson for improperly using campaign funds for personal purchases, potentially furniture at his home, but he coasted to victory tuesday, retaining his congressional seat, despite virtually no presence on the campaign trail. the only involvement, a robo call. had. voted since june 8. and missed every one of the 225 votes since. that goes to show his strong contingency there. >> absolutely. a look at your friday forecast, a big storm in the rockies with blizzard conditions
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and up to 2 feet of snow in montana, idaho, utah. showers along the california coast. some light rain in the dakotas. drier in the northeast. a chilly morning in the southeast. >> 70s from miami to new orleans. 50s in the northwest. and midwest. 40s from seattle to portland. >> with veterans' day almost upon us, college sports is going all out to support the vets and military in general. one way that is happening, tonight on the flight deck of the decommissioned aircraft carrier, the "u.s.s. yorktown." >> they have a double-header on tap. first, the women of notre dame taking on the ohio state university buckeyes. then it's the buckeyes' men's team facing marquette. also in germany tonight, msu spartans taking on uconn. >> we should note that espn's "college gameday" is being done live from the deck of the carrier "u.s.s. san diego" in port in san diego. they do that. kind of cool. >> nice little tribute for sure. well, parents, we have
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another segment of "parent picks" in the works. i know you can relate to how stressful it can be to travel over the holidays with kids. it is really not fun, let me tell you. >> those of us without kids don't like you guys on the plane either. >> i'm requesting feedback. what products make it easier for you to travel with your kids besides benadryl. okay? if you recall on our previous "parents' picks" segments, i featured my favorite stroller and favorite products that have been a lifesaver for me as a parent. if you have travel product ideas for an upcoming segment, treat me @paulaferris or on wnnfans.com. share, please. >> share. your advice. >> i have to travel with my children. >> i still like the benadryl. all right, coming up -- >> a fire engine that keeps giving. >> new yorkers sent it to louisiana to help katrina victims. now it is coming back to help them. you are watching "world news now."
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not just a sensation, sensational relief. welcome back, everybody. there have been some extraordinary acts of generosity welcome back, everybody. there have been some extraordinary acts of generosity in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> the latest is a fire truck sent up from louisiana to help new yorkers suffering after the storm. but for this truck it is actually a return trip. josh h1n1 iger of our new york station wabc has the story from long beach, new york.
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>> reporter: it is painted like any other fdny rig, on the streets of long beach after the most unlikely of journeys. >> we all live here. we grew up here. we went to school here. we shop here. it is very emotional seeing our neighbors, our friends, our family just completely wiped out. >> reporter: at the height of hurricane sandy, the long beach fire department lost three of its four engines to the devastating surge of water. >> you know, we got to come up and help our friends, you know. >> reporter: but now their brothers from the bayou have come to the rescue. the rig was donated to the fdny, served for several years until katrina hit. then they returned it so new orleans firefighters could put it to use. but they sent it back. officials so moved by long beach's flight, they redonated the gift that has kept on giving. >> we share a bond that can never be broken by any storm, by any bit of politics by any negativity, we share a bond that it's all about protecting people. >> reporter: now the city of long beach logo is on the side of this truck and joins louisiana logos, the new orleans
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fire department, and, of course, the fdny. the idea is once long beach gets back on its feet, this truck may wind up helping another fire department in need. as it goes around the country in the spirit of brotherhood. in long beach, long island, john h1n1 iger, channel 7 action news. i love that story. let me tell you there is one part of the country that feels the pain of the folks up here dealing with sandy, the folks on the gulf coast in new orleans, mississippi, got hammered in cal trina back in 2005. i can't tell you the number of text messages, facebook messages, from new orleans saying how is new york doing. there is a kinship. we go through something like this. they emphasize to the tenth degree with what's going on up here, trust me. it's good to see the brotherhood and spirit of generosity. that's telling of both cities for sure. >> and there's no hesitation whatsoever to jump in and help. >> no, no. i think i said this on the show a few weeks ago. hopefully with sandy now we know as a country these kind of storms can happen more than just one area.
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the people up here when you hear a storm is in the gulf, it may hit florida, texas, new orleans, you have a deeper appreciation for what that could potentially mean. it sensitizes everybody to what these kind of storms can do. so, congratulations to the folks, sending up the truck, and we are all in this together. that's the message. >> no longer sympathy. it is empathy. well, when we come back, a serious health scare for brooke burke shah vai. >> and "the skinny." we'll be right back af
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny welcome back, everybody. start "the skinny" today with welcome back, everybody. start "the skinny" today with news about brooke burke. you may know her as co-host of our big hit "dancing with the stars." apparently she is battling thyroid cancer and announced through a personal youtube video, battling the disease, she is okay, never felt better. said a few months to get her head around this thing and set up surgery for the next few weeks. take a listen to the video. >> i need to have thyroid surgery and have a thyroidectomy, which means i'm going have a nice big scar here right across my neck, and i don't get to just walk around and pretend like nothing happened. i am used to being in control and taking care of everybody and all my kids and i find myself in this out of control situation
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and now. i'm going to make a positive out of this negative thing. and i'm going to be a really good patient and do everything they need to do. >> certainly sending her our thoughts and prayers. she has four kids. doctors have said this is actually a good cancer to have compared to others very curable, very treatable. she's going to set that surgery. we wish her nothing but the best and a speedy, speedy recovery. >> this cancer is the type that has a happy ending. our thoughts and prayers go out to her. okay. so charlie sheen allegedly according to this police report, the l.a. police are looking into allegations that he threatened to kill a man who claims to be a former associate of sheen's. the man fears for his life, and that sheen is intent on murdering him with a semiautomatic gun, because of a text message sheen allegedly sent to a mutual friend. the text said this. i will blow his head off with a super 90. a source close to sheen says
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this is not true. the accuser is a dishonorably discharged military person. this is of course -- tmz reporting the story. >> charlie, always a headline out of charlie. speak of tmz, reporting news about carly rae jepsen sings "call me maybe" threatened for legal action for a fan aza, spelled a-z-a, the tmz, saying the song is a rip-off of hunky santa. you know the popular song. take a listen to the alleged ripoff. take a listen. ♪ what's your name do you want to be my santa ♪ >> she's a ukrainian singer. apparently she's saying that's how the song led to "call me maybe." i don't hear it. maybe you do at home you. you decide. >> i don't think so, maybe.
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♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ and, finally, this half hour, this week, after a campaign that seemed to last forever, the election has come and gone. >> and for so many recovering from a historic superstorm, a second blow. but first, though, a little comedy to begin this week's friday rewind. >> if i have to pick one guy to have my back in a crisis it would be barack obama. he's been so amazing. you know, so kind, such a leader, a true inspiration. again, i will be a good soldier. i will vote for romney. but i am going to hate it. >> i am actually late for work right now. it is about two hours. >> the lines were just all in shambles. it was crazy. >> why are you upset? >> i really, really want to vote. >> yeah, why can't you vote? >> because i am not 18 years old. >> i have listened to you. i have learned from you.
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and you've made me a better president. and with your stories and your struggles, i return to the white house more determine and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead. [ cheers and applause ] >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader, so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and this great nation. >> it started to get cold. people are in homes that are uninhabitable. it is going to become increasingly clear that it's uninhabitable when the temperature drops. >> it's eight days. and the mayor, the governor comes on the radio and says "oh the sun is out today." who cares? who cares if the sun is out today? get us the services that everybody needs out here. we're not desperate. >> we're not sitting around singing kumbaya. this is really a dangerous,
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dangerous situation, and it's a real dangerous place in the dark. >> we don't have any electricity, any running water, any heat. so though i am concerned about voting, i am more concerned about survival. >> survival is it. and this is a good place to thank everyone who donated, donated to our abc day of giving back on monday. almost $17 million raised from that effort. so hopefully that money does some good and gets to the people who need it most. >> even if you've can't contribute with your pocketbook, try to contribute with your time. time and energy are needed to help these folks in any way possible. >> food, old clothes, anything. so just help out. >> yeah. >> keeping everyone in mind from the victims of the storm. send our thoughts and prayers. more from abc next. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. insomniacs
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- talking taxes. you're going to be hearing more and more of it coming out of washington. >> there are signs of cooperation, but also a line in the sand. it's friday, november 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." well, that line in the sand was drawn by house speaker john boehner in an interview with our own diane sawyer. very interesting. you can tell the battle's beginning to brew once again. you just saw this months ago. good friday morning, everybody. i am rob nelson. >> here is my olive branch, but -- >> here's half a branch. >> i'm paula faris. all about what is popularly or unpopularly known as that fiscal cliff. also this half hour, the power fropo power problems plaguing those
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who were hit so incredibly hard by sandy. maybe the worst of it tens of thousands of folks who got their power back on only to lose it in a matter of hours later. they're in the snow now. >> they describe the nor'easter this week as a sucker punch coming after sandy. your heart has to go out to those people. really is legitimately cold out. it will get warmer. >> snowing. >> toward the end of the week. but, oh. and a little fun this morning. why not? a florida man who just wanted to get a drink at hooters. who doesn't love hooters? >> huh. >> wait till you hear the reason though why he did not get that cold brewski. >> who doesn't love hooters? >> who doesn't love hooters? what's wrong? nothing more american than hooters. >> they do have good wings i will say that. >> that too. in hollywood right now, camping out, "twilight" fans with tents and sleeping bags waiting for the last big event which isn't taking place until monday. could be a long weekend.
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indeed. first, the president's next big hurdle. time is running out fast as the the nation inches closer to plunging off the devastating fiscal cliff. >> less than two months. president obama will make a statement today about his plan and republican leaders are ready to negotiate. abc's karen travers is in washington. hi, karen. >> good morning, rob. good morning, paula. unfortunately for congress, procrastination can only go on so long. that looming fiscal cliff must be dealt with now. lawmakers have been putting off work on a budget deal for months wanting to get past the elections. well, that time is now here, and congress can't procrastinate anymore. house speaker john boehner sat down with abc's diane sawyer for an exclusive interview. >> the president and i had a very good conversation yesterday. i am confident that he and i can find the common ground necessary. >> with the so-called fiscal cliff looming at the ended of the year, leaders from both parties say they're willing to work together. >> compromise is not a dirty word. i'm willing to negotiate anytime, any issue. >> if congress fails to act on a budget deal by the end of the year, automatic spending cuts
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and tax increases kick in, costing average american households $$3,700. speaker boehner signaled a willingness to include higher taxes, under the right conditions. >> what matters is where the increased revenue comes from and what type of reform comes with it. >> but he said -- >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> reporter: republicans and democrats have very different views on what the right thing is. so the next couple of weeks on capitol hill could be very tense. rob and paula, back to you. >> thank you to karen. after two days of vote counting, washington becomes the third state where voters have approved gay marriage. maryland and maine approved same-sex marriage in tuesday's election. minnesota voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. and president obama claiming victory in florida, though the state still hasn't finished counting ballots. most of the remaining votes in
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miami-dade county, which typically leans democratic, the state's largest county had a last minute wave of absentee ballots, the race is too close to call. but it doesn't matter. it has to be certified by next week. >> florida, just always down in florida. >> roseanne barr. >> oh, man. come on, florida. it's kind of crazy. interesting too, that interview with boehner that diane did. he kind of at first said, look, obama care, we're vowing to repeal that. the president gets -- obviously the president gets re-elected. first he says, look, the law of the land saying, we're not going to touch it. then he walks it back on twitter and says obama care is the law of the land, but it is raising costs and threatening jobs. our goal has been and will remain full repeal. then you have boehner saying, look, i don't, taxes, a nonstarter for us. non-negotiable. the president campaigned on the idea of the tax cuts expiring for those making over $250,000 a
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year. like lines in the sand have been drawn before they get become to the table. so we're exactly where we were months ago. you can't walk into negotiations and already say, this is absolutely not going to happen. you have to at least try, pretend you have an open mind on both sides. >> it's going to be a tough second term, but the president is expected to speak later today. he will not take questions, but is expected to talk about passing that bill that the senate passed earlier, which protects 98% of americans from the massive tax hike, urging congress to get something done. >> let's hope. a lot of talk. we hope. both side. >> i hope there is not grid look after all of this and all the billions of dollars that were spent for what? >> divided government at work, right? the aftermath of sandy, drivers in new york and long island facing drastic new measures in the face of continuing gas lines. >> starting this morning, gas will be rationed until limited supply can catch up with the demand. the gas shortage is just part of the hardship millions here are still dealing with. here's abc's matt kozar. >> reporter: in new york and new
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jersey, 620 -- 60,000 customers who got their power back after superstorm sandy lost it all over again. >> this set us back probably a day. i thought we would probably have everybody online by late thursday, early friday. this probably pushes us back to late saturday maybe early sunday. >> reporter: the nor'easter grounded at least 1,700 flights and stranded thousands of people on the long island railroad, the biggest commuter rail in the country. new york city police were forced to close penn station because of overcrowding. >> i want to go home. looks like mother nature hates us. >> reporter: the snowfall forced people in new jersey living in low-lying areas to once again evacuate. the storm even forced fema and the red cross off of staten island, which was decimated by sandy. >> where are they going to put us? we're human beings. >> it's another flood, another disaster we don't need at this time. and, you know, everybody is devastated. they don't know if they're coming or going.
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>> reporter: mayor michael bloomberg says only 25% of new york city's gas stations are open that's why he is starting a gas rationing program based on the last number of people's license plates. matt kozar, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to matt for the report. a new development this morning in the case of the tennis umpire accused of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup. an initial dna test showed that lois goodman's dna was not on the shattered cup found in their los angeles area home where her husband died. goodman's attorney says it bolsters his client's claim that allen goodman fell down the stairs while holding the cup, and her de-ferns maintains she passed a polygraph test. the company that makes 7-up is being sued by an advocacy group accused of making false claims about anti-oxidants. the lawsuit says the ads for certain varieties of 7-up give impression that anti-oxidants come from fruit rather than from added vitamin e. it also points out that the fda prohibits companies from fortifying soft drinks with nutrients.
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>> i always go to soft drinks looking for vitamins and minerals and snut trents. well, here's the deal. a guy walked into a hooters, wants a drink, no big deal, right? >> of course. it was a big real for charles johnson in jacksonville, florida. 80-year-old, 80, 80-year-old charles johnson. >> how old? >> asked for proof of his age, the policy at hooters. he didn't have any proof. >> i couldn't figure out why they wanted to i.d. me. i haven't been i.d.'d since i was 35 years old. >> how old are you now? >> 80 years old. >> johnson asked for the manager and was told the policy is just that. the policy. he marched out. now johnson said he is never going back to hooters ever again. take that, hooters. >> oh, come on, man, you earned a beer. come on. come on. no matter what the age though, men always love hooters. the moral of the story. >> i just love wings. >> yes, indeed. that's what i meant. the wings.
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>> i knew what you were talking about. coming up, a visit to twihard camp. >> what is driving hundreds of "twilight" saga fans to set up tents in downtown l.a.? we will take a look right after this. ♪ so where in the world >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol power and free.
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♪ but it's like a child i was left behind ♪ >> welcome back, everybody. ♪ but it's like a child i was left behind ♪ >> welcome back, everybody. on monday, los angeles will host the premiere of the movie in the "twilight" saga but legions of fans they're already there.
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>> they're camping out downtown for a four-day festival and a glimpse of the black carpet debut. >> reporter: it was cold and wet, but that didn't dampen spirits as thousand of "twilight" fans with luggage in hand, filed into the nokia theater plaza. >> it's going to be a fun time. just get away from the kids, the family, and just be in another world for five days. >> we're saying good-bye to the franchise. we're saying good-bye to each other in some ways. it's just an overwhelming feeling. >> reporter: summit entertainment is hosting festivities in advance of the "twilight" saga, "breaking dawn part 2" the last installment in the highly popular movie series. these fans who call themselves twihards wouldn't miss this for the world. they preregistered months ago. many flew in from around the world. the morning rain left puddles on the pavement where fans will sleep through monday. they set up their tents on the
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slick pavement. >> it's okay. just rain. there's tents. it will be good. it's inside. there's a starbucks around the corner. we'll go sit in starbucks and drink cove all day. >> this is pretty cool that they provide this for us. some of the people come without tents. >> reporter: important to point out all the campers sleeping in the streets for the next four nights they're out here to get tickets for the premier, they're here to see their favorite stars walk the red carpet which will happen right here. red carpet in a horseshoe shape in front of the nokia theater. some are here to see jacob, others are team edward, others are here to see bella's real-life bodyguard. organizers say the twilight fan subculture grows with every premier and "breaking dawn 2" is no exception. close to 2,500 are expected to fill downtown streets this weekend. that's more than double the crowd that showed up for part 1. >> they're going all out for this thing. there will be a morning workout in the fan camp. they're going to have live
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concerts, outdoor screenings, cast members expected to make a cameo appearance. quite the party down in that l.a. >> campfires, singing songs around the campfires, s'mors, the idea for the camp started when crowds began forming on their own for the first twilight premiere. how about that? >> they're going all out. are you into it? i have never seen one. i admit. >> i don't know the plot. i know they kiss. kristen stewart, robert pattinson. that's about it. he has fangs and really pale. that's about all i know. >> even more than i do. exactly. coming up next, from "the hangover" to the sexiest man alive. >> uh-huh. bradley cooper's improbable career and how his latest movie takes him in a brand new direction. ah, it's all coming up on "world news now". >> get her some water, please. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ so live your ♪ so live your life oh-oh just -live your life ♪ how about this? am i getting better? >> no. worse. your rhythm is bad. it's bad. >> come on. >> it's sad. don't try. >> come on! bradley cooper when he started acting broke into the big time with over-the-top movies like "wedding crashers" and "the hangover." >> instant classic, "the hangover." now cooper is taking on more serious roles and sits down with abc's chris conley to talk about his surprising path to fame. >> hut, hut, hut, hike! >> reporter: odds are you know bradley cooper from his work in such r-rated comedies as "wedding crashers." >> the tree fall hard, right? how many fingers have i got up? >> reporter: and "the hangover" one and two. >> the bachelor party the whole night. things got out of control. >> for me "the hangover" was a huge shift in terms of being able -- being recognized more and having more opportunity. but the truth is it's been such a sort of slow incremental road for me in this business.
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>> reporter: because while you can see cooper now on magazine covers or squiring stunning actresses in the tabloids or promoting his movies in french -- [ speaking french ] >> reporter: -- this son of a stockbroker raised with his sister outside philadelphia didn't act until his years at georgetown. and wasn't ticketed for the a-list. >> i have never walked through my life having to deal with, ah, he is just too good looking. it was not the handsome [ bleep a lot of the feedback, brad, what a nice guy. yeah, no edge. he's got no edge. and i was really bummed out by that. >> reporter: now at 37, he's going deep. >> house's your thing going? dancing thing? >> it's good. how's your restrength order? >> i wouldn't call the restraining order my thing. >> starring alongside jennifer lawrence in what could be career altering roles for them both. in david russell's film.
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a part he nearly spurned. >> i'm from philly. i'm italian and irish, huge eagle fan. his parents are like my parents in many ways. i thought, i am not right for this. >> despite the parallels in your life? >> i think it was fear. >> is it -- >> i never cried on film. i never had to do that. >> reporter: he does that and more, as straight out of the asylum pat all too eager to win back his wife and a joust with the father played by robert de niro. >> she's gone. she's not around anymore. nicky left. >> reporter: the film is being buzzed about for end-of-the-year award. to some minds, cooper enjoyed ultimate acclaim while shooting the movie he was named "people" magazine's "sexiest man alive." >> i got the call. in the trailer. in between shots. i really did think it was a joke. and i thought, oh, people aren't going to like that. >> reporter: you are the only sexiest man alive whose selection was ever picketed. >> exactly. exactly. >> reporter: outside. >> it was brutal. it was brutal. >> reporter: what would you say the key features of your reign
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have been -- >> the key features? >> -- now that it's winding down? -- petitioned myself to see if -- usually there's a cut-off. i wanted to make it two years. >> a two-year reign? >> hoping. like bloomberg. makes everybody else feel better if this guy is the sexiest man. i'm doing pretty well. >> reporter: his unexpected stature in his unlikely career has an even more improbable origin, a female student at his high school who he vowed somehow to follow to georgetown. >> they have the yearbook it would say where everybody was going. like 18 dots. then georgetown university. and i thought, oh, that sounds right. >> reporter: but he was rejected. a year later he tried again. and got in. >> and i ran downstairs, and my father, we were so happy. >> wow. >> it was a huge thing. a huge lesson don't give up. >> reporter: his time there would lead him to his life's ambition, acting. >> let me tell you something. you don't know anything about my
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marriage, okay, dad? all right. >> reporter: eventually to a blessing of sorts from his once skeptical father who died last year. >> when he saw my thesis, i still remember it, which was "the elephant man." afterward, he sort of hugged me and was crying and he was like you got to do this for your living. you know, i saw the switch happen. >> reporter: what was that like? >> it was awesome. yeah, it was amazing. that was -- that was incredible. >> reporter: i'm chris conley, in los angeles. >> why didn't i get that assignment? >> very cool. with all his fame, he seems like such ape normal cool dude. nice to see. >> one of my favorite shows back in the day, his first hollywood role, alongside jennifer garner in "ayas" as will tippett. who is this guy? he needs to take a shower. please don't let sidney wind up with him. humbled him. >> not only has he showered. he dated deknown richards, jennifer lopez, and zoe saldano. good to be bradley cooper! all right. ey cooper!
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all right. how do i get into this? all right. how do i get into this? this breast-feeding baby doll on the market that has not been popular in the united states, this retailer says it's been really hard to get it on the shelves in the united states because there's a little bit of controversy. the retailer is in spain, europe where breast-feeding may be a little more acceptable, not that it's not acceptable in the u.s. what it is -- the breast-feeding doll, suckling sound prompted by sensors sewn into a halter top, at the nipples of little girls. the little girls have to put the sensor top on. it is just suckling sounds. as a mom i can say my daughter was intrigued when i was breast-feeding my son. but i don't know. >> so it doesn't actually, just -- >> makes the sound. >> does a little girl need to get into all that at a young age? >> they do everything else, push
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now" -- a drastic move. in an attempt to a han this morning on "world news now" -- a drastic move in an attempt to get a handle on the gas shortage in the sandy storm zone. >> new york had resisted rationing at stations, but that issing about to change in a big way. it's friday, november 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." well, that drastic move taking place right here in new york city as more and more people grow more and more angry about those long gas lines. good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. the details straight ahead. also, this half hour, the emotional words of mark kelly. he spoke to our diane sawyer about his wife gabby giffords and what he told the man who tried to kill her. a very intense day in court for sure. >> absolutely, absolutely. then as we approach veterans day, we meet wounded warriors
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who have taken up instruments during their treatment. a moving story from our own bob woodruff. it's amazing what people do who have lost so much but kind of get their spirit back and devote their energy. that emotional story definitely inspiring. >> how inspirational music can be. and like you said, it's just a great way for them to devote and pore themselves into it. very therapeutic. and then, "insomniac theater," this morning, we are featuring two great men, one rob nelson -- kidding. one greater than the other. talking james bond and president abraham lincoln. what the film critics are saying about them coming up, and i think you can kind of figure out which one we're alluding to is greater than the other. >> lynn "lincoln" looks great. daniel day-lewis, an extraordinary actor. everything i read, he blows you away in the movie if you're a history buff, one you may want to check out. we'll get to that in just a second. first, two weeks after superstorm sandy, millions of
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drivers face new restrictions at the gas pump this morning. >> officials are trying to head off a growing crisis over lack of fuel and distribution delays. jim dolan of our new york station, wabc, has details of the rules taking effect in just hours. >> reporter: the line on woodhaven boulevard wasn't the longest in queens, but people sure knew they needed some help here. the station had gas, plenty of gas, but the station manager was worried about people getting out of control. >> cannot handle myself these people. a ton of people causes a whole bunch of trouble. everybody start fighting. >> reporter: to be fair, nobody was fighting here, but shortly after eyewitness news called the police to help manage the lines. >> got the gas, they're calm, happy, i'm not getting cursed at no more. god bless america. >> reporter: to make lines shorter, still the mayor implemented a rationing protocol. starting at 6:00 a.m., cars with even-numbered license plates can get gas on even-numbered days. odd-numbered license plates or letter at the end can fill up on odd-numbered calendar days.
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most people like the idea. >> i think it'll cut down the length of the line. >> i think that makes sense. i think that should have started from the beginning. i think, you know, that would have eased up and you wouldn't have had these long lines and people trying to, you know, fight for gas. i think jersey actually did the right thing by doing that. >> reporter: sure made this guy happy. >> feels good not to get cursed at? >> heck yeah. >> reporter: the rules go into effect 6:00 a.m. friday, and the mayor says they will keep them into effect until they don't need them anymore, until there's plenty of gas. jim dolan, abc news. there's more frustration and anger growing on long island now that thousands of customers still have no power. some residents are being told the juice won't be back until perhaps thanksgiving. at last count, 262,000 homes and businesses are in the dark.
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it's gotten so desperate in fact one county official is now calling for the military to take over the job of restoring electricity. we just got an e-mail about this report in "newsday," a newspaper in our area. this kind of may say it all. long island power authority an agonizingly slow response came after warnings as far back as 2006, utility was unable to handle a major storm, neglected vital maintenance, and regularly underbudgeted for storm response. abc has not confirmed that report, but a major newspaper report out in this area today. deep-rooted problems with the utility, and now the residents are paying the price. >> including the 25-year-old main frame computer, which is an old computer, almost as old as ours. well, president obama plans to deliver a statement from the white house today on the most pressing items on his agenda. as he prepares to delve back into some of the challenges of his presidency, the campaign released this video.
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shows the president overcome with emotion the morning after his victory. tearing up as he thanks campaign workers in chicago. >> you guys -- the work that i'm doing is important. and i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you. and -- [ applause ] >> now, this is believed to be the first time since taking office that the president has been seen publicly crying. of course, that last day on the campaign trail in iowa, that -- that iconic photo with the tears streaming down his face, it might be emotion and a little bit of the weather as well. truly emotions right there flowing. >> we rarely see the presidents cry. last time i saw a president cry, george bush a couple days after 9/11. you remember that press conference. you rarely see them humanized in that way. with the weight off, election
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over, had a time, it hit him. thanking the room full of happy supporters. interesting moment. >> he said he reflected on the early days as a community organizer in chicago, what the experience taught him, noting that the team of staffers and young organizers are so much better than i was in so many ways at such a young age. >> he is grateful and it showed. moving on now, as the president tries to avert the looming fiscal cliff that we have talked so much about, house speaker john boehner was quick to express some willingness to compromise to get the job done. boehner sat down for an exclusive interview with abc's diane sawyer. he said he is willing to listen to the president's proposals even if they clash with gop principles. but he was adamant that raising taxes is not an option. >> raising taxes on small businesspeople is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about? >> i made clear. >> wealthier americans pitch in here. >> -- yesterday that raszing tax rates is unacceptable.
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and, frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. putting increased revenues on the table, but through reforming our tax code. and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. the president and i had very intense conversations. i am confident that he and i can find the common ground necessary. >> that common ground may be tough to find. that's because the president has already said he would veto any deal that does not allow tax cuts for the rich to expire. but boehner says the republicans would introduce new tax revenue as they work toward a deal. and the bean counters are out on capitol hill with the analysis of what could happen if we do go over that fiscal cliff at the end of the year. the congressional budget office says lack of a deal would plunge the economy back into a recession. and it says the unemployment rate would likely rise over 9%. after more ballot counting yesterday, washington has become the third state to approve gay marriage. maryland and maine also approved same-sex unions in tuesday's elections.
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in addition, minnesota voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to ban it. six other states and washington, d.c. have approved same-sex marriage. but tuesday marked the first time it has passed through a public vote. opponents say they will continue to fight for marriage as being between a man and woman. president obama is claiming victory in florida even though the state they still haven't finished counting the ballots. most of the remaining votes are in miami-dade county, which typically leans democratic. the state's largest county had a last-minute wave of absentee ballots and the race is too close to call, but they have to certify those by next week. >> got to love florida. speaking of politics we could soon see the next generation of the bush political dynasty. george p. bush has filed papers in texas to run for office. the 36-year-old is the son of former florida governor jeb bush, the nephew of former president george w. bush, and the grandson of former president george h.w. bush.
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have fun sorting out all of those initials, folks. another bush. >> another george. it was an emotion dale in a tucson courtroom as jared loughner was sentenced to life in prison for his deadly shooting rampage. it was the first time victims who survived that crime, including former congresswoman gabby giffords came face to face with loughner. her husband mark kelly spoke with him in the courtroom, and you'll hear more of what he had to say coming up later in the broadcast. seven members of the secretive s.e.a.l. team 6, one involved to kill osama bin laden, they have been punished for allegedly disclosing classified information. the s.e.a.l. members consulted with makers of "medal of honor: war fighter."
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now that is a major violation of navy rules regarding disclosure of tactics, techniques, and procedures. seven men were punished, 11 involved, nonjudicial punishment, letters of reprimand can be career enders and punishments were read out loud in front of their peers this morning. a little public humiliation. >> first, the book, they're upset about that, and now the video game. well, if you were watching yesterday morning, you saw the brazen robbery in which thieves drove into a mall to rob a jewelry store with an ax in hand. >> this morning a robbery that was a bit more direct, shall we say. this one comes from tennessee. cameras caught someone using a forklift to rip an atm off its fixture. >> whoever was driving the forklift, then put the atm into the back of a pickup truck and off they went. much like the biker bandits we showed you yesterday, that atm has not been seen since. >> ah, man. brazen is the word of the week, is it not? >> forklift. >> give them an "a" for effort, i guess. coming up, after an emotional day in court, mark kelly, husband of gabrielle giffords speaks to our diane sawyer. also, they were wounded in
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combat, and now they're jamming with one of the most iconic characters in rock history. a big night for them here in new york. stay tuned for that. "world news now" continues right after the break. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. how far will people go to relieve their sore throat?
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♪ welcome back, everyone. as we mentioned earlier, gabby giffords came face to face yesterday with the gunman who nearly took her life. >> but because of that attack, her husband, astronaut mark kelly, had to read her statement to the court. abc's diane sawyer talked with him afterward. >> and joining us now, astronaut mark kelly. was it upsetting to her? >> it was difficult. you know, she said she was, you know, sad during a lot of the, you know, the testimony, the victim impact statements. it's also, you know, tough to face somebody that did, you know, such a horrific crime, you know, in her case to her. but she's a tough woman, incredibly proud of her. you know, she stood up tall there as i read -- read her statement, and i'm very proud of her.
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>> you stared right in his eyes. what did you see as you stared in his eyes and what was that for you? >> you know, i saw a person who certainly has major mental illness, but also somebody that knew where he was and why he was there and was almost a little bit defiant, i would have to say, you know, in the way that he was looking at us and looking at gabby. you know, he was -- i got a sense that he was trying to intimidate us a little bit. but he -- he certainly wasn't able do that, especially with my wife. >> and you said that you were finished thinking about him tonight. is that true? >> you know, the goal is to move on and make the best of every day and not, you know, focus on the past. and this is now in our past, which is -- you know, it's a nice thing. it does feel some sense of resolution. i can guarantee you we will not be spending a lot of time thinking about jared loughner. >> and so it is a new day. a lot of things take courage. and both of you have shown so
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much courage through it all. thank you so much. astronaut mark kelly joining us tonight. >> you're welcome, diane. >> and i thought this quote was just so inspiring. he said, you tried to create a world dark and evil as your own. but just remember this. you failed. you may have put a bullet in her head, but you didn't put a dent in her spirit. >> and he also got political as he took eight at politicians and governors not doing more on gun control. he wrote, we have passed up the opportunity to address this issue. after columbine, virginia tech, tucson, aurora, we have done nothing, calling jan brewer's work feckless. reporting out weeks after the shooting arizona took time out to name an official state handgun weeks after the shooting. so it was a multilayered speech that he gave in that courtroom yesterday. coming up next, music's power to heal. >> the wounded warriors project that is turning silence to
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sound. you'll want to meet this band of brothers. stay with us. that is turning silence to sound. you'll want to meet this band of brothers. stay with us. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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well, here in new york last well, here in new york last night, a cause to sing about. it was the 6th annual stand up for heroes benefit put on by our own bob woodruff to raise money for america's wounded warriors. >> but this year there was a very special band of brothers on the stage as well. bob has their story. >> reporter: it was the boss bringing the house down. this year joining him, a different band of brothers. >> i was in kandahar in afghanistan, and i lost my leg
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above the knee. they took both of my legs off above the knee immediately. >> reporter: wounded veterans now students of a program at walter reed called music corps. they are taught instruments, taught to use their new bodies. the idea came to pianist arthur bloom. while visiting the hospital, he noticed injured veterans sitting alone in silence for hours. >> you know, life is just blown up in every sense of the word. what we're trying to do is to really reinject a sense of excellence. >> reporter: excellence and healing. >> there actually are increasing number of studies, that music can help an injured brain heal. >> an uninjured part can help an compensate for an injured part. >> i have an injured brain. can i play music with you? >> reporter: music corps pairs
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up veterans with some of the world's biggest stars. roger waters, front man of pink floyd. and after seeing the crowd at last year's stand up for heroes event, roger had an idea. >> i thought what if they would let me try and put a band together that had a bunch of the guys in it? these guys. >> reporter: they became the wounded warriors band. this is a dream i can't imagine you ever thought of. >> no. never, ever imagined it. ♪ knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door ♪ >> reporter: together on the stage might not always see their scars, but you will see their souls. bob woodruff, abc news, new york. >> and here's some of the stats here. one in every 50 servicemembers who sung who served in either of the wars sustained an injury. one in 25, 20%, post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and depression. >> if you didn't serve, serve those who did with a quote that came out of last night. f last night. a quote that came out of last night. you disgust me.
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♪ welcome back, everybody. it is time for "insomniac theatre." and two movies opening this weekend with a lot of buzz, first out of the gate, "skyfall," and james bond back in action here. we've all -- come on. we've all seen james bond movies. you know, daniel craig back once again. the ladies love him. guys want to be him. action thriller once again. a good cast, daniel craig, getting a 93% rating from rotten tomato. basically all the old standard james bond movies are back. the martinis, exotic locales, scantily clad women. he's presumed dead and he has to come back after a cyber attack and that's what gets the venture going. take a listen. >> i've been waiting to see. you made such a bold entrance and so little drama. >> did i ever complicate a plot?
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>> who doesn't appreciate the occasional twists, mr. -- >> -- bond, james bond. >> bond, james bond. who doesn't love that. 93% from rotten tomatoes. could be one of the best bond movies ever. our review, "skyfall" is thrilling, glossy, sexy, intelligent. >> from bond to lincoln. abraham lincoln that is. exactly. okay. so what the movie is about is about our 16th president and his final months in office. a really tough time, arduous time in his reign there where he was trying to unite the country and end the war, abolish slavery. if you're a civil war buff, you might like it. daniel day-lewis plays lincoln, and tommy lee jones plays a prominent congressman. political undertones. take a look. >> hundreds of thousands have died. >> imagine the possibilities
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peace will bring. why tarnish your luster with the house. the same gang of hicks and hacks that rejected the amendment ten months ago. >> i like our chances now. >> very convincing role there. great reviews already. the "l.a. times" says steven spielberg's lincoln is a towering achievement. of course, steven steal spielburg is directing it. the director, here at "world news now" said that it is long, overwritten but a great performance. sally fields who plays lincoln's wife steals the show. kind of an overemotional wife. >> and it's a political movie more than a war movie, so know that going into it. >> yes. >> two good choices this weekend. go check them out. >> yes. >> two good choices this weekend. go check them out. go check them out.
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this mor on this morning on "world news
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now" -- life in prison. that's the sentence for jared lee loughner. >> the gunman in the tucson, arizona, mass shooting was put away for good after hearing some pretty emotional words from relatives of his victims. it's friday, november 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." well, among those relatives, of course, mark kelly, husband of former representative gabby giffords. good morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. and it is friday. sniet is friday morning. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. an emotional scene in the courtroom yesterday. we'll hear from kelly and victims' relatives as well. also this half hour, the power problems in the storm zone nearly two weeks after sandy and they don't seem to be getting much better. needless to say residents and business owners are just, just a little bit irritated to put it quite mildly. >> it's not inconvenient anymore. it's more than that. >> it is much more than that. then if a fire truck could
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talk, the tales that it could tell. listen to this. particularly one that has gone back and forth from louisiana, katrina, and new york for 9/11 and back. now back again the brotherhood of firefighters that is straight ahead. >> those are two cities that share tragedy, have tragedy in common. katrina down there. 9/11 up here. now another one with sandy. so that bond -- that fire truck certainly represents that. also, we'll lighten the mood a little bit in "the skinny," she says, maybe not too much. she's going to be fine. we're talking about brooke burke from abc's "dancing with the stars" when the word "cancer" is involved, we'll have to send her our very best thoughts and warm wishes. details of her condition. she is going to be okay the important thing. stay tuned for details coming up on that in "the skinny". >> what her doctors are telling her. our prayers and thoughts go out to her and her family. first, victims and relatives
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of those who died were in the courtroom as a judge reaffirmed that jared loughner would never again be a free man. >> as part of a plea deal, loughner was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years. abc's matt kozar reports. >> reporter: former astronaut mark kelly spoke directly at the man who shot his wife, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who did not speak during the proceeding. you may have put a bullet in her head, but not a dent in her spirit, kelly said. you tried to create for all of us a world as dark and evil as your own, but know this, and remember it always. you failed. it was the first time gabrielle giffords came face to face with 24-year-old jared lee loughner, who's accused of killing six and wounding 13 others last year. loughner's mother sat sobbing in the courtroom. i won't think of you again, shooting victim susan heilman said to loughner who was injured while trying to help her 9-year-old neighbor. loughner will spend the rest of his life in jail without the possibility of parole. he pleaded guilty to 19 federal charges as part of a plea deal
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to avoid the federal death penalty. the only time he spoke in the courtroom was when the judge asked if loughner agreed not to comment? "yes, sir," loughner responded. during a news conference after the sentencing, tucson shooting victims expressed their pain and talked about the importance of treating the mentally ill. >> people should have been alerted that he needed mental health treatment. had this happened, the violent acts might never have taken place. >> this is sad. this is tragic. this young man was treatable. >> it's unclear if state prosecutors will try loughner and seek the death penalty. loughner is currently being treated for paranoid schizophrenia. matt kozar, abc news, new york. >> and after -- after this courtroom, mark kelly spoke exclusively with diane sawyer and said this.
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they said, know this. gabby and i are done thinking about you, during his remarks in the courtroom. he also said -- and i thought this quote really resounded. you tried to create a world as dark and evil as your own. remember this. you failed. you may have put a bullet through her heading b inhead, b not put a accidedent in her spi. >> the thing that caught me during diane's interview was when he said gabby was looking in his eyes the whole time, looking right at him. and mark said it was almost like jared was looking back like he was trying to intimidate them a little bit. kind of staring back at them. just imagine. obviously a sick man. some mental illness going on there, clearly. you can imagine that kind of moment what it must have been like in the courtroom not just emotionally intense, but how you suppress the anger enough to say, look, we are moving on, looking ahead a little bit. and mark kelly, speaking of that, has not ruled out perhaps running for public office himself. we'll see what kind of future has in store for the family.
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political statement, too, coming down on arizona's gun laws, lack thereof and especially, governor jan brewer there, really kind of seeking some sort of resolution, we've got to get something done considering all the tragedies that are traced to handguns. >> i didn't know until this came out in media reports, in another half-hour of the show, weeks after the shooting, after the near assassination, arizona as a state passed a state handgun, like people have a state bird or state whatever, they passed a state handgun, passed weeks after this tragedy. that's appalling at some levels. he took aim at that. the governor said i don't have a response. i will not play politics during this solemn occasion. that's where things stand. now to the effects of superstorm sandy still being felt nearly two weeks later. residents of seaside heights are being allowed to return to their new jersey homes for the first time since that town was devastated by sandy. they will be allowed to bring two suitcases to gather whatever might be left. it is hoped that contractors and insurance adjusters will be allowed in next week. two suitcases. >> more than 300,000 people
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now applying for aid from fema, just to give you a sense of the numerical scope of what's happened here. well, thousands of residents on new york's long island are facing yet another very cold night without electricity. >> some are apparently told it will be thanksgiving before their power is back. abc's ginger zee reports from one hard-hit city. >> reporter: when it comes to power, it's a case of haves and have-nots. >> we're the only ones. they have power. they have power. this is the only block in the whole area. >> it's like we're the forgotten block. >> reporter: the neighbors live on one street in long island. they all came out to talk to us because they say they need help. >> the wires spark. every day they spark from somewhere else. you don't know if it's live. >> reporter: those dangerous wires were blowing again. >> i am watching the wire that's hanging from my house filled up with ice, and is it going to fall? >> reporter: the storm caused more than just power problems. disrupting travel across the nation. and it dumped record snow for
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the date from connecticut to new jersey. it also added to the number of people who have not had power since sandy. 400,000 more customers in the dark. like nick michael and his family. they just got power back ten days after sandy, only to lose it again. >> well, it with us great to have it, and then we lose it again. it was extremely frustrating. >> so unfair. it was only four, five hours, and then it's out. >> reporter: they just want to know when the power is back for good. >> nobody lets you know exactly what's happening. >> reporter: new york's governor has said their power company has failed them. we called long island power authority four times and haven't heard back. and there's another politician who is calling for the military to take over that effort. ginger zee, abc news, garden city, new york. moving to politics this morning, today president obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. he'll make a statement from the white house about his plan to
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spur the economy and reduce the nation's deficit. meanwhile house speaker john boehner has already signaling his willingness to hammer out a budget deal. in an exclusive interview with abc's diane sawyer, boehner made it clear that he was not open to raising taxes, but he did express confidence that he and the president could find some common ground. and sources tell abc news that talks are under way for a possible plea deal for congressman jesse jackson jr. the illinois democrat is currently being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. the fbi is investigating jackson for improperly using campaign funds for personal purchases, potentially furniture at his home, but he coasted to victory tuesday, retaining his congressional seat, despite virtually no presence on the campaign trail. really the only involvement that he had was a robocall. hadn't voted since june 8. and missed every one of the 225 votes since. that goes to show his strong contingency there. >> absolutely. a look at your friday forecast, a big storm in the rockies with blizzard conditions and up to 2 feet of snow in montana, idaho, utah. showers along the california coast. some light rain in the dakotas.
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drier in the northeast. a chilly morning in the southeast. >> 70s from miami to new orleans. 50s in the northwest. and midwest. 40s from seattle to portland. >> with veterans' day almost upon us, college sports is going all out to support the vets and military in general. one way that is happening, tonight on the flight deck of the decommissioned aircraft carrier, the "u.s.s. yorktown." >> they have a double-header on tap. first, the women of notre dame taking on the ohio state university buckeyes. then it's the buckeyes' men's team facing marquette. also in germany tonight, msu spartans taking on uconn. >> and we should note that espn's "college gameday" is being done live from the deck of the carrier "uss san diego" in
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port in san diego. they do that. kind of cool. >> nice little tribute for sure. well, parents, we have another segment of "parent picks" in the works. i know you can relate to how stressful it can be to travel over the holidays with kids. it is really not fun, let me tell you. >> those of us without kids don't like you guys on the plane either. >> i'm requesting feedback. what products make it easier for you to travel with your kids besides benadryl. okay? if you recall on our previous "parents' picks" segments, i featured my favorite stroller and favorite products that have been a lifesaver for me as a parent. if you have travel product ideas for an upcoming segment, treat me @paulaferris or on wnnfans.com. share, please. >> share your advice. >> i have to travel with my children. >> i still like the benadryl. all right. coming up -- >> a fire engine that keeps giving. >> new yorkers sent it to louisiana to help katrina victims. now it is coming back to help them. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united
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not just a sensation, sensational relief. welcome back, everybody. there have been some extraordinary acts of generosity in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> the latest is a fire truck sent up from louisiana to help new yorkers suffering after the storm. but for this truck it's actually a return trip. josh einiger of our new york station wabc has the story from long beach, new york. >> reporter: it is painted like any other fdny rig, but this
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fire truck is on the streets of long beach after the most unlikely of journeys. >> we all live here. we grew up here. we went to school here. we shop here. it is very emotional seeing our neighbors, our friends, our family just completely wiped out. >> reporter: at the height of hurricane sandy, the long beach fire department lost three of its four engines to the devastating surge of water. >> you know, we got to come up and help our friends, you know. >> reporter: but now their brothers from the bayou have come to the rescue. after 9/11, the rig was donated to the fdny. served for several years until katrina hit. then they returned it so new orleans firefighters could put it to use. but they sent it back. officials so moved by long beach's flight, they redonated the gift that's kept on giving. >> we share a bond that can never be broken by any storm, by any bit of politics by any negativity, we share a bond that it's all about protecting people. >> reporter: now the city of long beach logo is on the side of this truck and joins louisiana logos, the new orleans fire department, and, of course, the fdny.
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the idea is once long beach gets back on its feet, this truck may wind up helping another fire department in need. as it goes around the country in the spirit of brotherhood. in long beach, long island, josh eininger, channel 7, eyewitness news. i love that story. let me tell you there is one part of the country that feels the pain of the folks up here dealing with sandy, the folks on the gulf coast in new orleans, mississippi, got hammered in katrina back in 2005. i can't tell you the number of text messages, facebook messages. i just got one minutes ago from new orleans saying how's new york doing. there's a kinship. we go through something like this. they emphasize to the tenth degree with what's going on up here, trust me. it's good to see the brotherhood and spirit of generosity. that is telling of both cities for sure. >> and there's no hesitation whatsoever to jump in and help. >> no, no. i think i said this on the show a few weeks ago. hopefully now with sandy, now we know as a country these kinds of
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storms can happen more than just one area. the people up here when you hear a storm is in the gulf, it may hit florida, texas, new orleans, you have a deeper appreciation for what that could potentially mean. it sensitizes everybody to what these kinds of storms can do. so congrats to the folks sends up the truck. we're all in this together. that's the message. >> no longer sympathy. it is empathy. >> true empathy. well, when we come back, a serious health scare for brooke burke-charvet. >> and "the skinny." we'll be right back after this. >> announcer: "world news now" contin
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♪ skinny so skinny welcome back, everybody. start "the skinny" today with news about brooke burke. you may know her at the co-host of our big hit "dancing with the stars." apparently she is battling thyroid cancer, and she announced through a personal youtube video, battling the disease, she is okay, never felt better. said a few months to get her head around this thing and set up surgery for the next few weeks. take a listen to the video. >> i need to have thyroid surgery and have a thyroidectomy, which means i'm going have a nice big scar here right across my neck, and i don't get to just walk around and pretend like nothing happened. i am used to being in control and taking care of everybody and all my kids, and i find myself in this out-of-control situation.
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i'm just going to make a positive out of this negative thing and i'm going to be a really good patient, and i'm going do everything they need to do. >> certainly sending her our thoughts and prayers. she has four kids. doctors have said this is actually a good cancer to have compared to others very curable, very treatable. she's going to set that surgery. we wish her nothing but the best and a speedy, speedy recovery. >> this cancer is the type that has a happy ending. our thoughts and prayers go out to her. okay. so charlie sheen allegedly according to this police report, the l.a. police are looking into allegations that he threatened to kill a man who claims to be a former associate of sheen's. the man says he fears for his life. he's afraid that sheen's intent on murdering him with a semi-automatic gun because of a text message sheen allegedly sent to a mutual friend. the text said this. i will blow his head off with a super 90. a source close to sheen says this is not true. the accuser is a dishonorably discharged military person.
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and this is -- of course, tmz is reporting the story. >> whew, charlie. always a headline out of charlie. speaking of tmz, reporting news about carly rae jepsen sings "call me maybe" threatened for legal action for a fan aza, spelled a-z-a, the tmz saying the song is a rip-off of "hunky santa." you know the popular song. take a listen to the alleged rip-off. take a listen. ♪ what's your name do you want to be my santa ♪ >> she's a ukrainian singer. apparently she's saying that's how carly -- that's the song that led to "call me maybe." i don't hear it. maybe you do at home you. you decide. >> i don't think so, maybe. >> lawsuit dismissed, maybe. i don't hear it. maybe you do at home you. you decide. >> i don't think so, maybe.
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>> lawsuit dismissed, maybe. you disgust me.
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♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ and, ♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ and, finally, this half hour, this week, after a campaign that seemed to last forever, the election has come and gone. >> and for so many recovering from a historic superstorm, a second blow. but first, though, a little comedy to begin this week's friday rewind. >> if i have to pick one guy to have my back in a crisis, it would be barack obama. he's been amazing. you know, so kind, such a leader, a true inspiration. again, i will be a good soldier. i will vote for romney. but i am going to hate it. >> i am actually late for work right now. and it took about two hours. the lines were just all in shambles. it was just crazy. >> why are you upset? >> because i really, really want to vote. >> yeah? why can't you vote? >> it's because i'm not 18 years old.
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>> i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. and with your stories and your struggles, i return to the white house more determine and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead. [ cheers and applause ] >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader, so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and this great nation. >> it started to get cold. people are in homes that are uninhabitable. it's going to become increasingly clear that it's uninhabitable when the temperature drops. >> it's eight days. and the mayor talks -- the governor comes on the radio and says, "oh, the sun is out today." who cares? who cares if the sun is out today? get us the services that everybody needs out here. we're desperate.
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>> we're not sitting around singing kumbaya. this is really a dangerous, dangerous situation, and it's a real dangerous place in the dark. >> we don't have any electricity, any running water, any heat. so though i am concerned about voting, i'm more concerned about survival. >> survival is it. and this is a good place to thank everyone who donated, donated to our abc day of giving back on monday. almost $17 million raised from that effort. so hopefully that money does some good and gets to the people who need it most. >> and even if you can't contribute with your pocketbook, try to contribute with your time. time and energy are needed to help these folks in any way possible. >> food, old clothes, anything. so just help out. >> yeah. >> keeping everyone in mind from the victims of the storm. send our thoughts and prayers. more from abc next. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. or two decades. insomniacs for two decadesñcús1?
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morning america." have a great weekend.